KDC Systems Honored As Construction Industry's Best For 2012
EMCOR Company Receives Award From Associated General Contractors of California
LOS ALAMITOS, CALIFORNIA, May 21, 2012 – KDC Systems was recently recognized for exemplary project performance by The Associated General Contractors of America's California Chapter. KDC was one of 13 winners selected as the construction industry's best as part of the AGC of California's annual awards competition. For the second year in a row, KDC was recognized for "Meeting the Challenge of the Difficult Job--Specialty Contractor Classification, Owens Lake Dust Mitigation, Phase VII".
KDC, a leading electrical contractor and controls system integration firm in Southern California, is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE:EME), a Fortune 500® leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure, and facilities services for a diverse range of businesses.
This award was based on the effort, which entailed local, national, and worldwide environmental implications and where time was of the essence in designing and completing the work. In doing so, KDC Systems had to complete installation of a system that included over 50 programmable logic controllers, which is enough input/output and hardware to control two fully functional wastewater treatment plants, on a fast tract schedule of less than 594 days. KDC Systems not only met the schedule, but did so with zero injuries and with the highest level of quality and assurance, making sure not to sacrifice anything in meeting the challenges of the project (which included weather extremes, whiteouts, working around wildlife sanctuaries, difficult terrain, and logistics of transporting equipment to the site).
"The AGC awards are considered the most prestigious recognition of construction accomplishment in California," said Johnny Menninga, President, KDC Systems. "KDC is exceedingly honored for the recognition by its peers for exemplary performance behind such a difficult project. Further, I want to thank all the employees of KDC who made this important award possible."
About KDC Systems
Founded in 1950, KDC Systems in Los Angeles provides electrical, transportation, telecommunications and control system integration services throughout Southern California. Its electrical division performs specialty electrical contracting work as well as design/build projects; a transportation division performs all phases of underground network and traffic control technology; and a telecommunications division specializes in the installation of voice-data systems and DC power plants and cabling. KDC Systems, the controls division, provides products and services for environmental monitoring, HVAC, lighting control, process control, security and UL panel fabrication. KDC Systems is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME), a Fortune 500 company with estimated 2012 revenues of ~$6.3B. EMCOR is a leader in mechanical and electrical construction, energy infrastructure, and facilities services and a provider of critical infrastructure systems. EMCOR gives life to new structures and sustains life in existing ones by its planning, installing, operating, maintaining, and protecting the sophisticated and dynamic systems that create facility environments---such as electrical, mechanical, lighting, air conditioning, heating, security, fire protection, and power generation systems---in virtually every sector of the economy and for a diverse range of businesses, organizations and government. EMCOR represents a rare combination of broad reach with local execution, combining the strength of an industry leader with the knowledge and care of 170 locations. The ~26,000 skilled employees of EMCOR have made the company, in the eyes of leading business publications, amongst the "World's Most Admired" and "Best Managed". EMCOR's diversity---in terms of the services it provides, the industries it serves and the geography it spans---has enabled it to create a stable platform for sustained results. The Company's strong financial position has enabled it to attract and retain among the best local and regional talent, to undertake and complete the most ambitious projects, and to redefine and shape the future of the construction and facilities services industry. Additional information on EMCOR can be found at www.EMCORGroup.com.